- The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party has decried the fact that many former public office holders are living off public funds
- The former governor of Anambra state promised that he will change the culture of impunity once he is elected into office as president
- According to Obi, he has never collected a kobo from Anambra state government since his tenure ended in 2014
Peter Obi of the Labour Party has said that since leaving office as governor of Anambra state in 2014 he has not received anything from the state.
Speaking during his presidential campaign rally in Kano on Sunday, January 22, the flag bearer of the Labour Party said that most of his colleagues vying for the office of the president in the forthcoming presidential election are still enjoying benefits from the government they served.
Atiku Abubakar, a vice president of Nigeria is contesting for president under the Peoples Democratic Party while Bola Tinubu and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the All Progressives Congres and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) served as governors of Lagos and Kano states at different times.
Continuing, Peter Obi said that these presidential candidates are still enjoying being fed by the Nigerian government in one way or the other.
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"Since they left government, the government is still feeding them. Since I left Anambra state, they've not bought me a bottle of water.
"I gave land to everybody, several lands, go and check not one piece of land was given to me by the government of Anambra state. Other people give their wives, give their children, I did not do contracts, my children did not do any contract, no consultancy job; nothing.
"That's what we want and I will fight corruption, I want to end people stealing public money."
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Peter Obi warned Nigerians against voting for the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming election.
The Labour Party's standard-bearer accused both parties of delivering the structure of insecurity, killings and impunity on the people they were called to serve.
According to Obi, Labour Party will ensure that Nigerians receive a structure with human empathy, among other things, should they win the 2023 presidential election.
Hope rises for LP as top political party adopts Peter Obi as 2023 presidential candidate
The National Conscience Party had earlier adopted Peter Obi as its 2023 presidential election candidate.
The adoption and endorsement of Obi by the NCP was done by the national chairman of the party, Yunusa Tanko.
Tanko said that the party has come to the realisation that the manifesto of the Labour Party and the character of Peter Obi and his running mate align with NCP's ideologies.